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2015 Strategic Information Security Issues Infographic
April 24, 2015

Featuring data from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research and the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, this infographic highlights the 2015 Top Information Security Strategic Issues selected by th…

Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

Information Security
June 14, 2013

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach information security activities. Information provided …

Information Systems Risk Assessment
July 24, 2012

This Spotlight bulletin focuses on 2011 CDS survey results related to information systems (IS) risk assessments. Research findings and industry experience demonstrate that conducting a …

The Career of the IT Security Officer in Higher Education
July 1, 2009

This ECAR occasional paper reports the result of a study designed to understand and document the attributes and responsibilities of the relatively new role of information security officer in high…

IT Security Officer Survey
April 9, 2008

This April 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of information security officers in higher education. It seeks to understand the important c…

Local IT Security for Colleges, Schools, and Departments: A Higher Education Perspective
December 5, 2006

This bulletin discusses some of the lessons learned by the Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in developing its information technology security strategy, as well as what other schools g…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 – Key Findings
October 12, 2006

This document presents the key findings of the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts …

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 Roadmap
October 12, 2006

This roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 200…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 12, 2006

Abstract When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts to develop a secure IT infrastructure in higher education, uneven management awareness and a culture that e…